Minos, The Nine Years King

Details

DURATION

4-6 hours (depending on whether you will choose the trekking)

DIFFICULTY

Easy

GROUP SIZE

Private only

SCHEDULE

Upon Request (3 days notice)

TYPE

Organized

TRANSPORTATION

Upon request (extra charge)

PICK UP TIME

Upon request

PICK UP PLACE

Depends on your hotel

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Highlights

  • Driving to the peak sanctuary of the Knossos holy mountain (811 m)
  • Guided tour around an important Minoan sanctuary
  • Picnic stop at the hilly area of a long lasting ceremonial area of ancient Crete
  • A two-hour trek to the peak sanctuary (at an additional charge)
ITINERARY

Every Stop a Unique Experience

1st Stop

Knossos and the divine laws

Knossos was the largest and most ancient city of Minoan Crete. Its king Minos, son of Zeus and the oriental princess Europe, keeps a prominent place in the mythical past of Crete. According to the oldest sources, every nine years the legendary king ascended the sacred mountain of his territory where he received the divine laws in order to renew his term.

1st Stop

Knossos and the divine laws

2 nd Stop

The Ritual Travel

2nd Stop

The Ritual Travel

The area around the palace of Knossos provides the fantastic mythical landscape of this nine-year ritual process. The travellers of Petassos will have the opportunity to become acquainted with a fabulous mythical scenery, the landscape around the town and palace of Knossos, learn about the control of space and time in Eastern cultures and explore moments of worship of Bronze Age Crete.

What’s Included

The price includes:

  • Experienced archaeologist
  • Thematic booklet
  • Light lunch out in nature following the ancient Cretan diet
  • Water (1 lt)
  • For the trekking part, if chosen: Walking poles (on request, depending on availability)
  • Third Party Liability
  • Taxes

The price does not include:

  • Transport from/to your accommodation (upon request)
  • Guided tours and entrance tickets for organized archaeological sites
  • Personal Insurance (upon request)
  • Beverages and drinks
  • Personal expenses & tips
  • Anything not mentioned above

2-4 PERSON150 EURO P/P
4-6 PERSONS

90 EURO P/P

6+ PERSONS70 EURO P/P

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